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Certificate

Import-Export and Supply Chain Management

R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business

Overview

This certificate program is open to all undergraduate degree seeking students in the university, regardless of major, as well as non-degree seeking individuals. It is intended for those who desire to pursue careers in import-export related industries and is designed to enhance an one's knowledge and skills essential in managing import-export businesses. 

If you are interested in pursuing this cerfiticate, contact us today. 

Why Apply?

You can earn this certificate along with your bachelor's degree -- regardless of your major -- to gain a more focused and enriching program of study and to make yourself more desirable to employers.

Non-degree seeking students are also able to pursue this certificate in order to enhance their professional portfolio.

Having focused knowledge of a particular business area will help individuals to be more successful when it comes to doing the "business" of their respective fields of interest.

There are many benefits of earning this certificate:

  • Greater access to employers and greater marketability to those employers
  • More interaction with professors in the targeted field
  • Personalized advising and career guidance 
  • Seminars, corporate tours, and other events that connect you with business communities
  • Integrated coursework that forms a cohesive structure and is geared toward employment
  • The satisfaction of having a truly focused understanding of a key topic area

The Import-Export and Supply Chain Management Certificate is especially appropriate for those students who are considering a career in:

  • An export management company (EMC) that represents manufacturers in their export-import activities in the global market
  • A freight forwarding company that specializes in export-import operations, including customs clearance, and shipping tariffs operations
  • An export department of a manufacturer that manages the firms' overseas marketing and sales operations
  • An international logistics company that manages a client's global supply chain operations, including transportation warehousing, inventory, and customer service
  • Starting and operating a family-owned export-import business that trades goods and products across borders

Courses

All students enrolled in this certificate program must have obtained 45 credits before registering for the first course, MAR 3023.

Introduction to Marketing MAR 3023
A descriptive study emphasizing the functions and institutions common to marketing systems.

Export Marketing MAR 4144
The course emphasizes practical approaches to export marketing, including marketing startegies, by individual firms to serve foreign markets. Operational methods of identifying, establishing, and consolidating export markets are discussed, with particular attention to the needs of the smaller business
Prerequisite: MAR 3023 or equivalent.

Principles of Logistics TRA 4203
Overview of the logistics functions within a firm and in the context of integrated vertical systems. Topics include: customer service, information flow, inventory control, materials management, order processing, packaging, physical distribution, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, and supply chain management.
Prerequisite: 60 credit hours earned.

Choose one (1) of the following:

Global Logistics TRA 4721
Logistics activities of multinational firms, international transportation systems, global sourcing, customer service, faculty location, inventory management, customs issues, export-import activities and the role of governments.

International Marketing MAR 4156
The course studies the information required by marketing managers to assist in satisfying the needs of consumers internationally. Special emphasis will be given to the constraints of the international environment.
Prerequisite: MAR 3023

Choose two (2) of the following:

Marketing Channels MAR 4203
The course focuses upon institutions, functions, and flows within channels of distribution and their integration into channel systems. Wholesaling and physical activity are emphasized. 
Prerequisite: MAR 3023 or equivalent.

Logistics Technology TRA 4202
The use of information technology in logistics: EDI, data bases, Internet, decision support systems for logistics, and commercial logistics software. The application of quantitative models in logistics.

Logistics Strategy TRA 4214
Study of logistics policy and strategy, computer simulation of logistics systems under various market conditions, and integration of the logistics function with marketing, production, and finance functions. Case and simulation exercises to illustrate logistics. 

Requirements

To apply for admission to this program, you should complete an application form and submit it to: College of Business Administration, Department of Marketing, Attention: Jacqueline Herrera, Administrative Coordinator, University Park - RB 307B Miami, Florida 33199. You may also obtain the application form by mailing your request to that address.

Please note that online courses may require a proctored midterm and/or final exam(s). Please review our Proctored Exam Instructions page for further information. 

Note: Students wishing to participate in more than one certificate program MAY NOT use the same course(s) to satisfy both program's requirements.

If you have specific questions about the program, contact Professor Peter Magnusson at peter.magnusson@fiu.edu

If you have specific questions regarding the application process, contact Jacqueline Herrera either by telephone: 305-348-2571, fax: 305-348-3792, or e-mail jacqueline.herrera2@fiu.edu.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition Information

Pursuing your degree is one of the best investments you can make – one that will open doors to personal and professional opportunities. Our tuition costs represent some of the best value in higher education, and we also offer financial aid support you need to reach your goals.

Students enrolled in a fully online bachelor’s degree program at FIU will not be charged many of the fees applicable to on-campus students, saving fully online student hundreds of dollars per semester. Please note fully online students do not have free access to FIU’s on-campus resources such as: computer labs, sporting events, recreational facilities, parking, etc.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $130.42
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $105.07, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$391.26 $782.52 $1,173.78 $1,565.04
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$638.13
TOTAL COST:
$1,276.26
TOTAL COST:
$1,914.39
TOTAL COST:
$2,552.52

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

TUITION + FEES

Florida non Residents Tuition
  • Tuition per credit hour: $247.48
    The total cost per credit includes tuition in the amount of $216.56, as well as the following fees: Financial Aid Fee ($5.25), Out-of-State Financial Fee ($5.57), Tech Fee ($5.25), and the Activity & Service Fee ($14.85).
  • Tuition Differential Fee per credit hour: $52.29
  • Distance Learning Fee per credit hour: $30.00
  • One Card Fee: $10
    (This is an annual fee, not related to your per credit fee, therefore, it is not listed above).

TUITION & FEES ESTIMATES

BASED ON COURSE LOAD

IF YOU TAKE:
1 COURSE
3 CREDITS
2 COURSES
6 CREDITS
3 COURSES
9 CREDITS
4 COURSES
12 CREDITS
$742.44 $1,484.88 $2,227.32 $2,969.76
$156.87 $313.74 $470.61 $627.48
$90.00 $180.00 $270.00 $360.00
TOTAL COST:
$989.31
TOTAL COST:
$1,978.62
TOTAL COST:
$2,967.93
TOTAL COST:
$3,957.24

*Total tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to change. Other costs such as lab fees, proctored exam fees, books, supplies and other materials are not included in this calculation.

@ A Glance


18Credits Required

$21594/ $33300
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition per Credit
  • Online certificate